This year for the first time in many years we saw the back of the silage pit. A combination of appalling weather last summer, and National Grid's latest easement cutting a swathe through our meadows, meant forage was tight this winter. But all that is behind us now. James mowed till midnight last night, starting again at 5 am. Everything is now cut and wilting.The contractor's here and has already picked up the grass from the Teapot Field and Crow. Henry's whizzing round rowing up to keep ahead and James is buck-raking. We have several helpers carting and the pit is filling up fast. The forecast is good and we're optimistic of a good crop.
And finally, many thanks to Victoria, Glenn, Elliot and Fletcher, who came for a holiday, but are now farmers in training.